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Thu, Mar 25



Green BIC Brunch: How Green is Your Digital Content?

Hosted by BIC (UK): With expert speakers from Kortext, Pearson, and the University of Bristol. We will learn about the role digital products play in carbon reduction, and yet, how they in turn bring with them the new challenges of data centres and associated energy and natural resources consumption.

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Time & Location

Mar 25, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. GMT


About the Event

The March 2021 Green Brunch Session How Green is your Digital Content?


The Green BIC Brunch series has been incredibly well received since its launch in June 2020. We have covered myriad topics across the full breadth of the physical book supply chain; paper, laminates, shipping, glues, single use plastics, the environmental impact of distribution and freight, waste reduction, printing technologies, inks foils…the list goes on. However, a major area as yet unexplored by our series is the environmental impact of the digital content supply chain.

With a focus on the academic/higher education sector, and with expert speakers from Kortext and Pearson, we will learn about the role digital products play in carbon reduction, and yet, how they in turn bring with them the new challenges of data centres and associated energy and natural resources consumption.

We will hear about Microsoft’s environmental commitments to local communities in the 4 areas of carbon, water, waste and ecosystems, and will discuss the steps we an industry need to take in order to ensure our digital content supply chain can transform into a truly sustainable and climate friendly one.

Attendees will also hear about the wider context of the environmental impact of digital systems, learn about the technology behind the DIMPACT Consortium, and how digital publishing companies can respond to Net Zero.

Who should attend?

This Green BIC Brunch will be of interest to all book industry organisations that deal with the creation, distribution and/or supply of any format of digital content.

The Presenter

Karina Urquhart, Executive Director, BIC

The Speakers

  • James Gray, CEO, Kortext
  • Chris Preist, Professor of Sustainability and Computer Systems, Academic Head of Sustainability, University of Bristol
  • Matthew Rowland-Jones, Sustainability Manager, Pearson

Please Note

If you would like to attend this event but cannot for any reason, please be aware that it is now possible to watch the BIC Brunch, Green BIC Brunch and/or BIC Breakfast sessions via the BIC YouTube channel. Following the event, the footage will be uploaded to the channel and a link will be provided on the BIC website, here.

Also, if you are not able to attend this event but have a question for one of our speakers then do get in touch. Either tweet at @BIC1UK using hashtag: #bicbrunch (before or during the event) or contact us at (prior to the event) to have your question put to our speakers.

If you'd like to remain informed about all of BIC's forthcoming events, including our monthly BIC Brunch / Breakfast sessions, join the Main BIC mailing list by visiting the following webpage, here.


Tickets are FREE for BIC members and non-members alike but you will need to register on this page.

To register, scroll to the top of this webpage and click on the green 'Tickets' button.

About the Green BIC Brunch Series

BIC is the dedicated book industry supply chain organisation in the UK and as such, the environment is naturally high on our priorities for 2021 and beyond. In June 2020, to uphold the BIC Green Promise, we launched our Green BIC Brunch series that aims specifically to explore key areas of the book supply chain that can and do impact on our planet’s environmental health. Each Green BIC Brunch is dedicated to one key area while the series as a whole is intended to join the book industry supply chain together in one place – exploring and inspiring change in response to environmental challenges.

Our past Green BIC Brunch sessions can be watched online via the BIC YouTube channel, here.

Information about all of our scheduled forthcoming sessions can be found, here.

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